food journal–winter 2014

We couldn't have done it without YOU!

We want to extend a Heaping round of applause for all of you that took the time to vote for us in this year’s YellowScene “Best of the West” . Colterra Food and Wine took home the award for Best Overall Restaurant, while SALT  was voted Best Contemporary American. And not to mention Best Chef, Bradford Heap! Congratulations to all the chefs, bartenders, servers and all the Bradford Heap Restaurant Group staff for bringing home the gold!

Colterra Food & Wine


Rare and Unique Wine Varietals Dinner ~ Thursday, March 20th  6:30pm  $65 per person

They say variety is the spice of life, and it's definitely a great thing when it comes to wine varieties as well. Why not broaden your horizons away from our more well known wines and include some of the less 'common' varieties?  France’s Romorantin, Italy’s Cimixia, and Spain’s Bobal are just some of the wines that will be paired with our exquisite menu. So please join us and who knows, you may just find your new favorite grape. Call 303.652.0777 or visit to make reservations.


Bradford's Modern Bolognese

The Modern Bolognese recipe is a lighter version of the classic dish intended to feed many people of modest and humble means with the use of the cheaper cuts of meat such as skirt steak and pork and bacon. Bradford feels that it is some of the best food that he's ever tasted has been of peasant origin, and Bolognese sauce is one such example. It is so versatile could be used for gnocchi or pasta with polenta.

Sautéed P.E.I. Mussels with Honeycrisp Apples & Jalapeno

This recipe is a nice twist on a traditional mussel dish. The sweet apple cider and tender belly bacon really accentuate the spice of the jalapeno and the tartness of the lime. The brininess of the mussels is still allowed to shine through and create a nicely balanced dish.

Pappy’s Pipe Cocktail

Pappy’s Pipe is one of SALT’s most spirit forward creations, a drinker’s drink one might say. The whiskey has malted barley, which gives a creamy mid-palate finish, but don’t let it fool you.  At 94 proof it still has a big kick. Our bar manager, Ryan Arndt tells us where his inspiration came from, “One of my childhood memories is the sweet cherry smell of my grandfather’s pipe”. 

Your Voice Does Matter

The EPA is finally listening to all your letters, emails and public outcry regarding the proposed Pebble Mine. Evoking the Clean Water Act, the EPA has essentially put a hold on the all mining in the Bristol Bay watershed. The agency feels the mine would "foul streams feeding into the bay, the fishery for half the world's wild salmon." All of those who have been fighting this battle for the past decade have known this but with the EPA's joining the ban wagon it will be even harder for Pebble Mine to ever come into existence! Special thanks to all of you that attended and contributed to our Bristol Bay Salmon Dinners.

SALT the Bistro

Boar & Bourbon Dinner ~ Thursday, March 20th  6:30pm $75 per person

We've switched things up and have decided to celebrate boars and bourbon in March, which just means more time for all of you to save the date! Join us at SALT for our first ever Boar & Bourbon Dinner. We will be partnering with the award winning Breckenridge Distillery for their outstanding bourbon. The SALT chefs will be bringing in a whole boar for an incredible 6 course menu. While our talented mixologists will be whipping up some amazing bourbon cocktails to be artfully paired with each dish. The full menu is soon to follow, call SALT 303.444.7258 for more details and to save your spot. Reservations are required and space is limited. We'll see you there!

Farmed and Dangerous

What a great way to use your advertising dollars, Chipotle is on a roll. The Farmed and Dangerous miniseries humorously depicts factory farming in America. Humor always a great way to start a politically charged conversation. Check it out! PG-13


Vote Early Vote Often

That time of year has come around again when the people of Boulder vote for their best of the best. Best of Boulder has been running for 16 years! We've been voted in before and we want to keep that streak running. Voting is open for the entire month of March. So thank you for getting out and there and voting, Boulder! 

It is also open voting time for 5280's Top of the Town. This is the annual guide to Denver's best stuff! Tell all of Colorado what your favorite spots are for dining, culture and the outdoors.Voting is open through March 21st.